NORWICH— NBT Bank’s latest Wall of Art installation features the work of Lorry Chwazik.
“We were honored to present pieces by Lorry for the first time in last year’s Member's Show,” said Chenango Arts Council Executive Director Alecia O’Neill. “She used textiles to create scenery and even portraiture. They were a favorite talking point of everyone who came to see the exhibit!”
Chwazik’s work features handmade quilts. This includes quilting her daughters and her husband.
“As I study, touch and manipulate fabric while quilting, I am often reminded that I am adding my contributions to a long history of women's language,” she said. “Our quilts are expressions of our inner thoughts, emotions and convictions as much as any author's text, musician's symphony or artist’s image.”
Chwazik shares that she has a specific way in which she likes to work to bring her creativity to life.
“I continually cross the line between traditional and contemporary in my work,” shared Chwazik. “I am driven by the visual and tactile nature of my medium. My conversation varies dramatically with each piece I produce; my inner voice asks, ‘Do I add to the conversation today by providing comfort? Intrigue? Satisfaction? Recognition?’ And informing it all, a persistent request: ‘Remember me!’”
Chawazik’s artwork will be on display until the end of April.
The mission of the Chenango Arts Council is to connect the arts to our communities to enrich quality of life. Art is one of the most powerful and useful tools for communicating, expressing, as well as connecting other people to one another or to a central message that seeks to be expressed. Chenango Arts Council strives to help those who seek venues to perform, spaces to exhibit, room to create, and people to share the passion of the Fine Arts.
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NBT Bank offers personal banking, business banking and wealth management services from locations in seven states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut. The bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp., are headquartered in Norwich, NY. NBT Bancorp had assets of $11.74 billion as of December 31, 2022 and is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol NBTB. More information about NBT is available online at www.nbtbank.com. Member FDIC.
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